Kamis, 13 Desember 2012

USA earns third gold of the day in the women’s 4x200m free


RENANG INDONESIA-Gold medallist in Dubai 2010 with a new World Record, China could not repeat this success in the last final of the day in Istanbul. This time, the team of United States, composed by Megan Romano, Chelsea Chenault, Shannon Vreeland and Allison Schmitt, got the third gold of the session, touching first in 7:39.25. The North Americans had won this event for the last time in their home Championships in Indianapolis. Russia made its first appearance in the podium in this event, grabbing silver in 7:42.77, while China concluded third for bronze, in 7:43.26.

World Record: China, 7:35.94 – December 15, 2010 in Dubai (UAE)
Championships Record: China, 7:35.94 – December 15, 2010 in Dubai (UAE)
Last five (2002-2010) winners in this event: 2002 – China (7:46.30); 2004 – United States (7:47.72); 2006 – Australia (7:46.96); 2008 – Netherlands (7:38.90); 2010 – China (7:35.94)
The best in this event (1. most victories or 2. fastest time): China (1993, 1997, 2002 & 2010)

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